Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

The Word On The Street: Scotiabank Bestsellers Stage

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The Word On The Street: Scotiabank Bestsellers Stage

Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 10:00am


Queen's Park
Toronto, ON


The Word On The Street will present some of the country’s top literary talent at its flagship venue, the Scotiabank Bestsellers Stage.

Elizabeth May, environmentalist, writer, activist and leader of the Green Party will kick-off the day, discussing her new book Losing Confidence, offering an insider’s view of the ills that beset Canada’s federal politics.

Then, Kelley Armstrong, Linwood Barclay and Robert Charles Wilson, three of Canada’s top authors writing in, respectively, the genres of fantasy, mystery and science fiction will weigh in on their place in our country’s literary landscape in the panel discussion “Know Your Genre.”

Perennial kids favourite Kenneth Oppel will grace the stage to present from his delicious new tale, The King's Taster, in addition to giving a stirring reading from his out-of-this-world adventure, Starclimber!

Nino Ricci will read from his Governor General’s Literary Award-winning novel, The Origin of Species, followed by Scotiabank Giller Prize-winner Bonnie Burnard, who will read from her highly-anticipated new novel, Suddenly.

Margaret Atwood is the headliner of the Scotiabank Bestsellers Stage this year, to host the cross-Canada launch of her new novel, The Year of the Flood. LongPen technology will broadcast Atwood in person from The Word On The Street Toronto to The Word On The Street festivals in Vancouver and Halifax. This interactive video broadcast will allow festival participants to engage in a cross-country question and answer session with Atwood, the first of its kind in Canada.

This stellar line-up will close with what is sure to be a riveting panel discussion. In “The View from Out Here”, Dionne Brand, Camilla Gibb, Nino Ricci and Jane Urquhart, all past winners of the Trillium Book Award, will unite to discuss an author’s role as an outside observer.

For more information, see http://www.thewordonthestreet....

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